Moonstone & The Super Moon
Monday was the height of the Super Moon. I caught a glimpse of its beauty two nights in a row while walking in Budapest. It got me quite excited about the energy of the moon and inspired me to share some fun facts about the Super Moon and associated crystals.
What is the Super Moon?
In October, November, and December of this year the moon is at its closest to the earth's orbit, and appears huge. Monday's full Supermoon was the closest, largest and brightest since 1948, and the next one will not come this close until Nov. 25 of 2034. It's not too late to go out and admire the large moon this week, and again in December.
The Breathtaking Rainbows of Moonstone
It's no surprise that the power of the Supermoon got me thinking about the power of Moonstone. Moonstone is one of the most beautiful crystals. People often gush over the shimmering blue flash rainbows of silky white moonstone, including myself. But you may be interested to know that it comes in a variety of other colors including black, pink, peach, bronze, and brown.
Moonstone is part of the felspar family of orthoclase mineral. During formation, the orthocalse and albite separate into alternating layers. You may have seen the incredible flash rainbows or shimmering silver sheen surfaces that appear to billow across moonstone gems. This scattering light is known as adularescence, and is caused when light falls between the stone's layers. Moonstone is found in a variety of countries such as Brazil, Germany, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and the United States.
The Healing Powers of Moonstone
Aside from its beauty, moonstone has metaphysical characteristics that many find attractive. Because it holds moon energy, this crystal is associated with enhancing intuition and developing third eye abilities. Moonstone emits a calming energy, as it is feminine in nature, connecting to the yin and the goddess. While traveling, moonstone keeps you safe and guides the journey.
I've personally connected with moonstone this year much more than in the past. I found an incredible hand made necklace that contains three large peach sheen stones in a silver frame. The necklace is one of a kind and called to me immediately. I also have a new pair of Peach Moonstone drop earrings that I love to wear. The reason that I love moonstone this year is because I'm working to balance my yin energies, keep calm, and improve on feminine health.
Whereas most crystals are charged in the sun to renew their power, moonstone loves to be charged in moonlight. You can actually charge just about any stone in moonlight if you are working on intuitive and psychic abilities and wish to infuse these properties into your crystals.
Interesting Crystals Associated with Moonstone
Sunstone is a great partner of Moonstone, with complimentary balancing energies. While moonstone is calming and cool, sunstone is passionate and hot.
- Chrysocolla, Rose Quartz, and Unakite are a few of many other gems that share moonstone's characteristics of feminine nature.
- Amethyst and Lapis are excellent choices that work alongside moonstone for those developing the third eye and intuitive awareness.
- Amazonite and Aquamarine share Moonstone's relaxing and calming qualities.
- Turquoise is like moonstone in that it is a traveller's stone, guiding and keeping you safe on journeys
- Labradorite and Tiger's Eye are gems that hold exciting shine and shimmers similar to moonstone.